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is the assistant attorney general of the civil rights division in washington, dc, he was nominated for that position by president obama and sworn in in october of 2009 and we are all the lucky -- we are all very lucky that that happened in october of 2009. tom has spent his entire career in public service and on protecting the civil rights of our most vulnerable people. tom actually joined the civil rights division as a young lawyer and while he was there he prosecuted some of the most significant cases in the country. lawyers in the civil rights division get fanned out to places in the country to handle cases in mississippi and alabama and california and all over and tom was one of those people. he was sent to texas to handle a very significant hate crime case when he was a young lawyer that involved a gang of white supremacists that went on a killing spree and ended up shooting 3 people and killing one when he was a young lawyer working in the civil rights division. he later served as a top deputy for attorney general janet reno, he was special counsel to ted kennedy and ser
and civil rights issue and there's one thing that comes up in absolutely every conversation that i have had with people in the district, and that was bullying. and it really, it was, it's not surprising to the people in this room, i know. it was not surprising to me but it was troubling to me that in every community that i was meeting with, this was an issue prrp violence, harassment, physical, cyber, social, children on children, this kind of behavior is so disturbing and so troubling and so heartbreaking to so many people. even in this place, even in san francisco, california and northern california, which has got to be if not the most tolerant place in the country certainly amuck the most tolerance and diverse places in the community, this is what i was hearing out in the community and it's something we wanted to get involved in. and i'm so grateful that as a result of that all of you have agreed to come together to have a conversation about this issue with us included. i can't tell you how much we appreciate it. so thank you very much for being here. as i said, we're grailsd with th
has become an icon of the civil rights movement, a hero who faced down brutal southern police in the name of freedom and was beaten bloody for daring to do so. today, he is a 14-term congressman from georgia. recently, he and i returned to the national mall in washington to remember that day in 1963 and the march that changed america. >> people were all the way down. and you just saw hundreds and thousands of individuals. i'm john lewis. and i was the youngest speaker. ten of us spoke. i spoke number six. dr. king spoke number ten. and out of the ten people that spoke that day, i'm the only one still around. >> congratulations. >> what's that? >> congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> it was a great moment in american life. >> you were his friend? >> yeah. i got to know dr. king. i met him in 1958 when i was 18. but i first heard of him when i was 15 years old, in the 10th grade. we worked together. we marched together. we got arrested together in selma, alabama. >> have you ever heard this story before? >> yes, i have. >> you have? >> i watched it on tv. >> you did? >> s
perez, assistant secretary for civil rights, ruslyn lee. she was also nominated by president obama to serve in her role as assistant secretary of education for civil rights and she was confirmed by the senate in may of 2009. as assistant secretary, ruslyn is assistant secretary arnie's duncan's primary advisor. before she joined the department of education she was vice president of the education trust in washington, dc and was the founding executive of education trust west in oakland. in these positions she advocated for public school students in california, focusing on achievement and opportunity gaps, improving can urriculum and instructional quality and ensuring quality education for everybody. she served as an advisor on education issues on a number of private ipbs institutions, she is a teacher, a lawyer, and a very influential voice on all policy matters. she was also passionate about ending this issue of bullying and bringing everyone together to stop this disturbing trend so please welcome assistant secretary for civil rights, ruslyn lee. as i said, our moderator is n
for civil rights that supervisor avalos is sphere heading and to see the cross collaboration and the fact that it's not just the defense committee, but the defense committee working with domestic violence community working and working with other communities is a testament to how great and powerful this movement is for civil rights is in the city and county of san francisco. thank you very much. >> [ applause ] let me acknowledge our final colleague to speak. supervisor mar. >> i wanted to thank you also for organizing action where women are in the leadership and women from immigrant communities speak for themselves as well and that building of multiethnic unity within the rights community. i want to say from the 80s period there is this tradition, even before it, but from the no human being is illegal campaign to the struggle for a city of refuge and a city of sanctuary for our city. the leadership from the bottom up from the grass roots organization has been really significant and i'm very proud to have been a part of this as well. you carry on that tradition as we fight to empower immig
summary of the laws. the ada, calif. building code, the civil rights, and our experts here will elaborate. we also have a list of certified caps at work in san francisco for you. carla johnson with the mayor's office of disability has created a really good it died of out to interview your experts to make sure you are getting the best quality product for you. been next -- the money you pay for the inspection you can take as a tax deduction. any money that if you have taken can be applied as a tax deduction. this can be done on an annual basis. next, the opportunity, and a fund -- opportunity loan fund, providing for small businesses to pay for the inspection or to make improvements needed. to do it before you receive the lawsuit. and lastly, we of the bar association and their resources. they're providing their legal service for you. this last thing i am going to share with you in terms of what we have seen in our office is that with the individuals, that does not necessarily mean an individual will follow up with a lawsuit. what we've seen in our office is the individual's will send you a
to distribute his book. >> overwhelming reaction to bill's talking points memo about how some civil rights leaders aren't helping black americans. we'll continue the debate. >> george zimmerman got away with murder. >> laura: another juror speaks out about the controversial zimmerman verdict. we'll have legal analysis of her shocking remarks. >> there are more than -- there are few, i don't have a specific number for you. there were six. i don't believe -- i don't think in total there are any more -- >> laura: the list of women anthony weiner sent sexually explicit messages to keeps on growing. why isn't nannies pelosi calling for him to get out of race for new york mayor isn't he waging a war on women? >> was making campaign promises that he had totally changed and i am proof that is not true. >> laura: caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. ♪ ♪ >> laura: hi, everyone, i'm laura ingraham in for bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. we have a talking points memo later for you in the program. first, there has been an overwhelming response
to that. and it is about state leadership, not just looking at the civil rights laws for protection, but -- and it certainly is our job to vigorously enforce them -- but it is your job as superintendent to (inaudible) even where the federal civil rights laws don't protect you. so it's a case of taking what you are doing, what folks are doing across the country and putting those on places like stopbullying dwofl .org so we can scale those up around the country. >> recognizable face. >> (inaudible) and i'm also head of the san francisco commission on women and the lieutenant governor asked about data. actually we do have data on bullying in san francisco high schools, particularly bullying among lgbt girls. so for the first time this year we've incorporated data that kevin coggin and ilsa (inaudible) provided and their suicide rates are off the charts, lesbian girls in our district. it's actually from the cdy youth risk survey. i want to offer that as a resource to folks in this room and encourage you in this pursuit of data. >> thank you. >> my question centers around the point o
revisiting some of the most iconic moments in the civil rights movement. today we go to drew, mississippi in the 1960s. black schools were delab dated, used outdated materials and only operated a few months out of the year. but even after the civil rights act passed, some rural towns in the south like drew found a way around the law. they gave them a so-called choice. it was a tactic to discourage black children from enrolling in white schools. but the carter family enrolled in the white schools. they were constantly harassed. in 1969 the carters won a lawsuit against the drew school district. their fight is considered one of the most heroic of the time. those seven children, plus the youngest, karl went on to graduate from drew high school. it's a story you won't see in many textbooks, but my next guest, connie curry tells it well. connie made frequent trips to drew to make sure the carters got their education. decades later connie wrote a book called "silver rights" about the carter family. thank you so much for being here, connie. >> you are welcome. thank you. >> michael: you went to
beyond today's politics. you have to look at an intense battle over civil rights in courts. a battle playing off stage and off camera the last several years. long before john roberts was in charge of the supreme court he was working in the trenches of the conservative legal movement in in the early '80s, he advocated against the act and voted to protect against discrimination was quote the most intrusive interference imaginable by federal courts and to state and local processes. now think about that. that put roberts to the right of the reagan ref flues. after all, president reagan signed off on that interference in 1992. years later roberts took his agenda on to the court where he strongly, incrementally but knocked down key civil rights pro techs. in 2007 fn he limited how schools can use diversity to integrate classrooms. that opinion also laid down a false premise that conservatives have been embracing. the idea which programs use race to level the playing field are as legally objectionable as as the rules used to people on the basis of rate race. this a very real sense, it was e
, and civil rights leaders today, to discuss the civil rights act. can holder reassembly what the scotus decision took apart? >> i think it's a little too little too late for eric holder. but he's starting with texas. there's no doubt texas is very guilty of violating people's basic voting rights. so i'm glad to see the president make this a priority and holder make it a priority. i wish he would have done it last year. >> michael: yeah, bill, and jason, i'm going to ask you this now. bill and i tend to agree on eric holder, that he has been a disappointment. but one area where he has been strong is voting rights. what is your take on this meeting, jason? >> i think it's a good thing, because barack obama -- the legacy he is going to have is he has create such an incredible ground swell movement. and eric holder has been incredibly active in trying to working for voting rights. it's good they are getting together now, because this fight is not over, unfortunately. >> michael: yeah, that's a good point. jason based on the media coverage today, you might think the biggest story in all of t
that was part of it. for me harvey milk was about civil rights and the rights of all people and the recognition that we as minimum bier of the lgbt community are connected to other communities, and that we cannot be for lgbt rights if we're also not for the rights of other groups. that we cannot be -- (applause) >> -- only about the lgbt community. that if you believe in gay rights and lgbt rights, that you necessarily have to be for the rights of immigrants. that you necessarily have to be for the rights of women. that you necessarily have to be for the right for anyone who is disinfranchised in society. that to me is the essence of that legacy. * and why it's a legacy that transcends, transcends the lgbt community in terms whatv harvey milk was about. so, as an openly gay latino man, i am grateful for that legacy. and i am grateful that harvey milk, that george moscone, have become a beacon of light and hope not only for the lgbt community, but for so many communities throughout this country. and not just this country, but the world. and, so, that is what's so special, is that it's a legacy t
something about it. it is also, though, not just about civil rights enforcement. when we talk about bullying and harassment there is no federal definition of bullying. in fact, one of the things we're working on is getting a common definition so we know what that means. and tom and i have an enormous amount of jurisdiction and team support to help ensure that when it comes to race, when it comes to color and national origin and sex and disability that there is some real teeth behind that, but it also is about students that are bullied and harassed because they are short, because they might act differently or unique. that's where we have to provide the kinds of tools and supports and training to superintendents, like -- i see another one over there, tony smith from oakland, the sort of heroes that are deeply trying to transform their communities and recognize that this is also a community issue, that it is not just a school issue. >> tom, why don't we have a federal definition? >> well, we're working on it. i mean, i think there's a, when we had the white house conference there was a convers
to distribute his book. talking points will make this point again. the civil rights industry not addressing the core reason why many african-americans are not succeeding in the marketplace. because of that, young blacks continue to be at risk and have enormous obstacles to overcome. and that's a memo. it can be downloaded on foxnews.com and bill oreilly.com. joining us from orlando, florida, paul porter. mr. porter, am i making any mistakes here? >> no, you're spot on. bingo. you got it right. >> let's start with the civil rights industry. and it is an industry. there's a big money at stake there. they don't seem to object to lil wayne and to the other people who are marketed their stuff to young -- let's say it's not just black because whites buy this stuff. but young people. they're marketing this stuff to young people. there's no outcry i see to this overall. have you heard anything about it? >> look, there's a lot of outcry. the voices, it's like a sigh legislate majority. you keep hearing and seeing the same people and really not getting current of what's going on. you know, the situat
there is no civil rights struggle going on this country to make sure that poor people have lawyers. but it's something i really didn't understand when i started as a public defender. i started in a well resource office with manageable case loads and i was able to give clients with a gideon vision and then i moved to georgia for the statewide public defenders system in georgia and then i moved to new orleans in the wake of katrina to help rebuild that office and started to see what i experience nd dc was the exception and not the rule. for example i remember walking into a courtroom in new orleans, very first time ever walked into a courtroom in new orleans and there were people everywhere. people in suits you didn't know who the defenders were, you didn't know who the prosecutors were and you knew who the clients were because they were shackled on the seats. the judge started calling names and in the next second he would call another name and you heard voices, that would be the voice speaking for the person. a lawyer never stood next to the client and then the judge calls a name and there
it's very exciting to see everybody talking about civil rights litigate or heroes which i think they are. >> what is next in the film and what do you see for film and how do people learn more about it. >> the film will be on hbo in july in the summer series which is great because they do a lot of marketing. we are selecting the open night. which is a thousand seat audience. it is the premier selection. it's at the film festival as it went to sundance and they voted it and it's a film we would like to bring home. we are doing as many film festivals as we can. we won the audience award and jury award in miami and doing as many speaking and community talk back events. the film i hope will become a gathering point for people to use and say this is what's happening in our jurisdiction. this shows the experience of just a few lawyers. there are many people struggling to do a great job across the country. >> what's your website? >> we'll be taking questions. now let's move to john rapping who is one of the individuals featured in the film. john, i remember when you first talked about s
for civil rights and education here in san francisco and our mission is to advance civil and human rights through education. and this is quite an honor to be here this evening. and you know just briefly, my father was born in oakland, california. and fred coramatzo thought of himself as an american citizen and that what motivated him to take a stand against the military orders that were issued during world war ii that forced removed 120,000 of japanese ancestry from the west coast. he worked on redress after his conviction was over turned in 1983 after it was found in the government's own files that the incarceration was of not military necessity and that there was government misconduct. and he worked on the redress and ref rations movement that led to the civil rights act of 1988 and then my father's mission became education. he crisscrossed this nation so that the lessons of history would not be forgotten. and in 2010, with the signing of the legislative bill, establishing fred of the civil liberties and the constitution on january 30th, my father's birthday, we through the institute de
that was at the convention where she and i were both and gary when all the civil rights people were denouncing us. the convention and gary, she was there. rosa parks was there when jimmy carter had an anniversary of round and i was speaking because i was running education and i made a freudian slip and said something about the president i didn't mean to say and she just died laughing. and please do all the time, correctly used to say to me the reason why you have to go you have to go all the these things and you won't get involved is so we can see each other. i was used to seeing her and talking to her all the time but to me she was on joanne littles committee. think about rosa parks in that kind of context. rosa parks believed like malcolm that you should use anything that comes to hand in the circle of freedom. yes. [applause] and so to define her as those meek woman who sat down on the bus and all i want to say about that is being up there and the congress and going through statuary hall where she is now and looking at sojourner and the emancipation hall and so on and i thought to myself, if p
civil rights leaders and for president obama to try to solve the black crime problem. we will follow up tonight with charles krauthammer. ♪ with my were. >> a report says kanye west, jay-z and madonna will boycott florida because of the stand your ground law. we will debate the worthiness of that. >> i have got 99 but the -- hit me. >> bill: you say you knocked jesse ventura to the floor with a punch. >> well, i knocked him down. >> tonight the late chris keil told the factor he was angry with ventura for disrespecting the military. now ventura is suing his widow. is this horrendous or what? is it legal on the case. >> bill: caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. huge reaction to my memo last night about why the black crime problem is not, not being addressed in america. and that is the subject of talkingning's prime points memo. first of all, if you want to see what i said last night, please go to bill o'reilly.com or foxnews.com. also my remarks are all over cyberspace today. the
with us. brother cornell west very outspoken in the civil rights area too busy to talk with us. congressman clark from brooklyn said quote the lives of black men and women are not a quarter the same value of the lives of white americans. she couldn't make time for the factor. martin luther king iii simply wouldn't respond to us. jesse jackson appeared on a number of programs but couldn't make time for the factor. finally, congressman charles rangle, well, he didn't respond at all. i thought that was pretty strange because on the night the zimmerman verdict came in i spoke with mr. rangel personally and he assured me he wanted to come on the program, but then he ran. so it's clear that people pushing racial injustice, that they believed happened in the zimmerman trial, they don't really want to talk about complicated racial problems in general. what the grievance industry does want is to divide the country along racial lines because that's good for business. and they may be succeeding. "wall street journal" asked the folks about the state of race relations in the u.s.a. 52% say
-american family. when was the last time you saw a major civil rights organization trying to discourage african-american women from getting pregnant out of wedlock? >> so is bill o'reilly saying george zimmerman shot trayvon martin because trayvon was born out of wedlock, even though he wasn't? that's ridiculous, right? which is why i'm asking, what does any of that have to do with trayvon martin? he had loving parents. after watching their determined love for their son over the past year, there any doubt trayvon came from a strong home, a loving home? all of this is an effort to avoid addressing the urgent topic that something is fundamentally flawed with our justice system if laws like stand your ground allow a kid to be gunned down, but rush, hannity, o'reilly don't want to talk about that. and that's why they keep trying to change the conversation. not that bill o'reilly has a problem with racial stereotyping. >> very integrated, diverse audience. and they're hearing you. and i think that black people are going to feel that you're stereotyping them. >> yes. you have shown you don't care. bi
bill o'reilly, have been distorting the conversation by attacking the president and the civil rights community. listen to this from last night. >> so it's clear that people pushing racial injustice that they believed happened in the zimmerman trial that. >> don't really want to talk about complicated racial problems in general. what the grievance industry does want is to divide the country along racial lines, because that's good for business. and they may be succeeding. >> trying to divide the country? 50 years from the march on washington, and there are serious issues that need attention on voting rights, on equal justice justice, on civil rights. but mr. o'reilly has the problems in the african-american community figured out. >> talking voice believes that the collapse of the african-american traditional family is the primary reason the gap between blacks and whites is so large. as i said at the top of this memo, our leadership simply will not deal with that issue, and that is why we have this problem. >> why is bill oh really talking about the african-american family? it's hard to
and disproportionate burden policies. for those of you not familiar title six is a civil rights act of 1964 addressing discrimination and most aspects of life in the u.s. and specifically states that no person in the united states shall on the groupeds of race, color or national origin excluded from participating in, denied the of benefits of or subject to discrimination of any activity receiving federal funds. and as an agency that receives federal funds from fta they monitor our transit providers for compliance and in particular they issued a new circular with guidelines and part of why we're here is to meet the requirements in that new guidelines. a strong title six program ensures that public services including transportation are provided in a non discriminatory manner and provides opportunity for public decision making without regard to race, or national origin and color and provides access to service for lgbt population. it's critical and noncompliance can cause federal funding to be conditioned or with held. fta has recognized the mta's title six program as a strong program. they will send p
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on president obama and the civil rights movement. >> the thugs that sell hard drugs, no matter what color they are, deserve to be put away for long periods of time. they sell poison, they sell a product that enslaves and kills. they're scum. when was the last time you heard the congressional black caucus say that? how about jackson and sharpton, how about president obama? >> all right, i'll get off your lawn! anyway, hear more from bill when we get back. ♪ ♪ >>> i almost danced to that. fantastic music. welcome back to "the five." in his talking points memo last night, bill o'reilly took on president obama and the civil rights establishment for dealing with problems in the african-american community. take a listen. >> the sad truth is from the president on down, our leadership has no clue, no clue at all, about how to solve problems within the black community. young black men commit homicides at a rate ten times greater than whites and hispanics combined. the reason there's so much violence and chaos in the black precincts is the disintegration of the african-american family. right no
remarks are all over cyberspace today. the gist of my memo is that the civil rights industry and our leadership in washington will not take on the black crime problem because in order to do so, black culture would have to change. any thinking person knows the zimmerman/martin case was unintended consequence of fear. zimmerman thought martin suspicious because of the way he looked. so far there has been no credible challenge to what i said last night because facts are facts. young black men commit murder at 10 times, 10 times the rate of whites and hispanics combined. the country's failure to deal with poverty and crime in the black precincts is a disgrace. that is true racism. and there are other problems that could be solved as well. but our leadership lacks the will. two big examples. gun crimes, the solution is not seizure clear violation of second amendment but punishing thugs who carry illegal guns. each state should be free to make its own gun laws but the feds should criminalize all gun crimes and impose strict mandatory sentences on conviction. for example, if a stop and fris
figure to a real civil rights leader. she digs deep. she speaks from her heart. she is always authentic. she is very clear about what she wants. she is a very powerful speaker. i'm just more and more impressed with sybrina fulton every day and the woman she is growing into. >> i agree. now, faith, here we are confronted with a juror saying no, it was what we were told that the law says. i felt he was guilty. two others felt he was guilty of manslaughter. we saw half the jury go in the room, ready to convict him of something. half the jury goes for an acquittal. what happened? >> this is an example of the push and pull that is a part of a jury deliberation process. you go in. you're supposed to vote your conscious. you can tell this juror, her first gut reaction was second-degree murder. but after those discussions and the way they decide to interpret the evidence, because let's be clear, they could have discounted and discredited george zimmerman's story completely and decided to interpret the evidence in a different manner. but the way they interpreted the evidence and decided to apply
the civil right's industry and attempting to blame the problems of the black community on white racism, listen. energies south side of chicago violence is dlin by drug gangs. they are not selling drugs but killing other people and that is driving all of this stuff. instead charles rangle and jesse jackson, they will never tell you that. they are not protecting this own people. it is blacks who are affected by. it >> the civil right's industry has no vested interest in highlighting that aspect. the whole point of the civil right's industry is blame the blacks and particularly white racism. >> this comes as a poll finds americans at tus have plummeted since president obama was elected. only 52 percent of the whites and 38 percent of the blacks have a favorable opinion of race here in the u.s. 79 percent of whites and blacks held a savorable vow in two very 09. and david world-wide web is a host of a ro she. >> what do you make of the conversation that is launched in the bill o'rielly stayed on and said difficult topics to discuss. >> i agree with bill. it is a difficult conversation to d
are speaking at a time when the civil-rights movement is alive right now. are there any lesson that a palestinian on by the movement could drop from the history of civil rights in the u.s.? complains about the united states putting pressure on the palestinians and not israel. for me that is a given. the palestinians are now demonstrating any power, so of course they will be clobbered by the united states and israel. the question is, can you change the power equation? there are realistic possibilities for change that equation. the most important thing is, number one, using the instrument of international law to isolate israel and public opinion. number two, you need massive palestinian civil disobedience the ideaortunately, reduce pressure. the civil rights movement, martin luther king, his original strategy was to try to melt the heart of the southern races. that was a classic got the strategy. then he realized that you would never melt the hearts of these people, so what do you do? we will look for the most repressive, the most violent southern sheriffs, people like joe clark
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